For new degree students
By selecting a degree programme you are able to see the general content as well as the possible degree programme-specific content. You do not have to select a degree programme to see the Open University's instructions.
Search for degree programme
When you search for a degree programme by name or by part of the name the options in the list of degree programmes below the search field is narrowed down. After this you have to choose the degree programme from the list.
Master's and Licentiate's Programmes
Specialist training programmes
Please follow these instructions carefully, as they are intended for all new Bachelor’s and Master’s students.
This website offers useful information on what new students should explore and do before the beginning of the academic year.
Registration for attendance (or non-attendance) is obligatory for all degree students.
Have a look at this list of useful hints and sources of information for house hunters.
Here you will find information concerning the orientation period and student tutors.
Whether you are a new or an old student, here you can find explanations for key terms related to academic studies and student life.
You must apply for a residence permit if you plan to study in Finland for longer than three months.
After arriving in Finland you will have to register with a few relevant authorities within a certain period of time.
If you are studying in Finland for a longer time it is advisable to open a Finnish bank account.
University students, upper secondary school students and pupils in comprehensive school classes 7–9 are covered by a statutory accident insurance taken out in Pohjola Insurance by the University.
If you are liable to pay for tuition, this page is for you. You can find the payment instructions and all other relevant information for the first academic year from the University’s website.
Were you unable to take part in orientation? Have you been away from the University for a longer period? Don’t worry, you still have a chance to easily get to grips with your studies by following these instructions.
As a student you have responsibilities such as attending classes and turning in your assignments.
Student’s Digital Skills is a compulsory course for all undergraduate students pursuing a first-cycle degree at the University of Helsinki. The University provides students with numerous digital services and tools necessary for studies.
HYY’s members consist of all basic degree students of the University of Helsinki as well as postgraduate and exchange students who have joined the Student Union. HYY serves as an advocate, service provider and community for students. The University of Helsinki student associations known as student nations (osakunta in Finnish) are crossdisciplinary communities that bring together students of different ages and fields. The members of a student nation often come from the same region of Finland, but students are free to join any student nation.
In addition to studies, student life and the academic year are peppered with a variety of academic traditions and student events.
The Finnish Student Health Service can help you with your health and illness related questions.
Whether it is for a few months or for a longer period of time, moving abroad is a decision that entails curiosity, a will to learn, an open mind and adaptability.
UniSport offers affordable sport services on all University of Helsinki campuses.
A personal study plan (PSP) is part of every degree. In a PSP, you can yourself plan how you intend to progress in your studies.
This article discusses the many options that help you find your way to downtown Helsinki and to the different campuses upon your arrival to Finland.
Here you can find detailed information on the themed briefings, clinics and workshops organised at the University throughout the academic year.
The University of Helsinki offers excellent services for international students, but as the parent of a new student you play a significant supporting role as well.
You can update your contact details on Sisu or notify a Student service point.
The student service points provide services for all students at the University of Helsinki.
Helsinki University Library offers students various spaces and tools for studying in all four campuses.
The aim of this Language PSP (personal study plan) is to help you reflect on and set goals for learning Finnish/Swedish – primarily independently and, if necessary, through discussions with your teachers.